Dublin is the capital of Ireland and it’s one of the biggest cities around; what really impressed me was the city centre and the fusion between a cosmopolitan city with the nature side which happens to be the sea and the rocky hills. Something I’ve never seen before in any other major capital cities – you usually get the River and that’s about it –
The people in Dublin are very friendly and ready to help you with directions, the city centre is usually very busy and you can find yourself in a place full of young men speaking different languages – that’s how Cosmopolitan Dublin is – the shopping experience is great as expected from any major capitals; a big luxury department stores such as Brown Thomas and boutiques – Think Cartier and Burberry – can be found right in the major high street, if you don’t like to spend big money, high-street stores such as Topshop and River Island are also available.
If you like going out for dinner and drinks, there’s a countless amount of bars and restaurants scattered by the river side of the Liffey and Temple Bar area; you can eat Irish at a pub or Italian, have a coffee at Costa or have a cocktail at some posh bars.
There are many green areas as well to visit, Phoenix Park for example is the largest city park in Europe, homing an old race course and Dublin Zoo (which I recommend going).
Saint Stephen’s Green Park is also another very nice green area very close to the main centre, It’s great to take a stroll there and lay by the grass after a good shopping session.
The architecture is very remarkable and it’s the perfect place to see the Georgian style front doors; the Trinity College, which is the ancient Dublin university hosts one of the most interesting and biggest libraries in the whole world.
Anyways, I’ll let you enjoy the pics I’ve taken of the city, and I will make sure to post more photos of Dublin and move to a post about Howth and Kildare